04/25/15 7:29pm

An extra ordinary home for sale in Alexandria's North Ridge neighborhood at 1613 S. Dogwood Drive
This extraordinary 2 bedroom, 2 bath home is for rent and located at 1613 Dogwood Drive in the North Ridge neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.

Via the listing

Renovated 2 level brick rambler in sought after Oakcrest. 2 BR, 2 new baths, living room w/brick fire place, remodeled kitchen w/granite counter tops and designer ceramic-tiled flooring, pine paneled sun room, large family room, thermopane windows, Deck, storage shed and attached garage. Owner is related to the agent. 1500Sq ft w/garage.

Contact the Realtor at this link if you’re interested in more information about this property.

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04/25/15 7:08pm
Burger Delite

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Today was the last day that Burger Delite, located on Edsall Road in Alexandria,  will be open as they lost their lease. They have been in business since 1962 and are closing the joint.

I don’t know about you but, I’m going to miss the North Carolina pulled pork and the awesome burgers and sandwiches.

Will they find another space in the Alexandria area?

Have you been to Burger Delite? What are you going to miss most?

04/24/15 4:48pm

Potomac Yard Metrorail station model in Alexandria, Virginia - option B

Recommendation for Consideration by Alexandria City Council

City and National Park Service Reach Agreement on Mitigation

See our previous posts on this project at this link. We told you six (6) months ago that the location would be alternative B.

The Potomac Yard Metrorail Station project reached its next milestone today, as City of Alexandria staff issued a report recommending Alternative B for the construction of a new station.  The report, along with the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) published on March 27, will be the subject of eight public meetings and hearings prior to City Council’s consideration on May 20.

“This report is another important step in moving this vital project forward,” said Mayor William D. Euille. “It represents dedicated and coordinated efforts at the local, state and federal levels, and I thank all involved for their continued diligence.”

Under Alternative B, the new station would be located at-grade, east of the existing Potomac Yard Retail Center (see above model).  This would position the station to leverage the development of the high-density mix of office, retail, restaurant and residential uses envisioned for North Potomac Yard, and the associated community, transportation, and economic development benefits.

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04/24/15 4:23pm

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The Eisenhower West Steering Committee will hold its eleventh meeting on Monday, April 27th, 2015 from 7:00-9:00 PM in the Great Room of the Cameron Station Clubhouse, located at 200 Cameron Station Boulevard in Alexandria, Virginia.

Steering Committee meetings are open to the public and members of the community are encouraged to attend and participate in these meetings, as well as the larger community meetings that are being held to solicit input on developing the Eisenhower West Small Area Plan. Meetings will take place over the course of the approximately 18-month planning process, anticipated for adoption in 2015.

Please visit the Eisenhower West Small Area Plan website at this link to see a list of Steering Committee members, meeting agendas, and view updates throughout the planning process.

For additional information or to get involved, contact Radhika Mohan at 703-746-3850.

04/24/15 3:59pm

Stomping Ground on Mount Vernon Avenue in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.

Del Ray Pizzeria recently opened Reserve 2216, which has a Southern flair, and now the same owners are bringing more Southern dishes to Del Ray with the long in the making new joint called ‘Stomping Ground‘, which is located at 2309 Mount Vernon Avenue in Del Ray.

We posted about Del Ray’s newest joint which is opening soon at this link. They announced recently that the April opening has been delayed until May. They are also still hiring and looking for front of the house help (Baristas & Coffee Enthusiasts).

04/24/15 3:40pm

CincoDeMayo
Enjoy an evening that will give you a “Taste of Cinco de Mayo” with food, music and dance. Mexican culinary delights start your evening sponsored by local restaurants. Food sponsors to date are South Austin Grill, Los Toltecos and Dos Amigos. The Quetzales Mexican Dance Ensemble, Northern Virginia’s premier Mexican folkloric performing company will provide a spectacular 30 minute performance beginning at 6:30 PM.

At 7:30 PM, Ocho de Bastos, a Latin jazz band will culminate the evening’s festivities and get you on your feet with the Latin beat.

Advanced tickets are $5 per person, $15 per family. At door tickets are $10 per person, $20 per family. Children must be accompanied by one adult. To register online, visit this link.

The “Taste of Cinco de Mayo” will be held at the Durant Arts Center, located at 1605 Cameron Street in Alexandria, Virginia, and is part of the “First Fridays” Series. The Series is a project of the Office of the Arts, a division of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.

For additional information, contact Cheryl Anne Colton at 703.746.5565.

04/24/15 2:00pm

Creating a quality and safe environment for students and our local community to play and exercise is the first step to getting more children active and healthy. This is especially important to our community as 43.5% of children ages 2-5, 23.5% of children ages 6-10, 13.1% of children ages 11-14, and 13.7% of children ages 15-18 are overweight or obese in Alexandria.

Lyles Crouch Traditional Academy (LCTA) in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, last fall had their play area undergo a refurbishment. The grassy portion of the playground had been closed for several months and the Parent Teacher Association at Lyles Crouch recently raised money for an irrigation system for the new turf.

The new field was unveiled today during school hours and will get its first test at Family night tonight.